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90% of Everything – WebGL in the Shipping Industry

Want to ship a cold beverage from Germany? It'll cost you a penny per beverage.

Have some fresh fish to fillet? Shipping it to Asia and back is cheaper than filleting it locally.

Shipping is a huge industry involving giant robots, gargantuan container ships, pirates, unions, a bandwidth of 17 million containers and trillions upon trillions of dollars. Its an industry where any port downtime can ruin an entire country's economy and oddly enough an industry where only 36% of goods are delivered on time.

Given the latter, when implementing a Terminal Operating Systems it is in everybody's interest to minimize downtime. Learn how Navis is leveraging WebGL and JavaScript to extend the UI and UX functionality of their flagship product while keeping ports up and running.

Joshua Staples is a Senior Software Engineer at Navis, a company which provides software solutions for shipping terminals around the world. He has a background in both Fine Arts and Computer Engineering with 3D experience ranging from Autodesk to NOAA. Currently he finds himself creating next-gen WebGL applications for use with Navis’ flag-ship product, the N4 Terminal Operating System.

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  • Josh S.

    I added an article on cached marquee selection on my blog. You can snag the code from my github account too.

    December 5, 2013

  • Josh S.

    Someone suggested I put some of my code up on a blog so I've done just that. Gists and Github sampes as well.

    You can see the posts here:

    1 · November 26, 2013

    • Tony P.

      er, service.

      November 26, 2013

    • Josh S.

      Slides were posted previously. They are up on slide share. Link is below.

      November 26, 2013

  • Ken P.

    Really enjoyed seeing webGL put to industry use. The demo was pretty impressive, and I'm guessing it'll get even more so over time.

    1 · November 24, 2013

  • Tony P.

    Hi All,

    We now have a venue- CBSI on 2nd Street. Thanks so much for hosting Brendon!

    Make sure to RSVP if you plan to come, and bring a photo ID for security.

    November 14, 2013

  • Adam S.

    I would offer up but busy with other conf related stuff. How about contacting someone at racespace in the new office on Howard? I know they want to start hosting events, I do not have a direct contact to suggest.

    November 11, 2013

  • Tony P.

    Hi all,

    Still looking for a venue for this one - does anybody have a space?

    November 11, 2013

  • Josh S.

    Thanks Tony. Not as cool as Arcade Fire but it should be interesting!

    November 7, 2013

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